Saturday, 30 January 2016

Man tries to pull weird maggot out of hole - and gets a terrifying surprise

This is the terrifying moment a man tried to pull a weird-looking maggot out of a hole - and got a grim surprise.
Using a pair of tweezers to extract the bizarre creature, the man takes hold of the maggot and gives it a pull.
But as he does so, an enormous spider comes bursting out of the hole causing the man to recoil in horror.
The gruesome video was uploaded to YouTube by Larry Williams and has already had more than 7.8 million views in the last 24 more and see video -

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Nuts! review – a ridiculously enjoyable ode to old, weird America

hen Greil Marcus wrote about Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music in his book Invisible Republic, he coined the phrase “the old, weird America”. The 1930s dustbowl contained rich soil for nurturing strange characters. An entire strata of Americana exists, miles from the top-hat-and-tails stories peddled by Hollywood. Nuts! is a ridiculously enjoyable gem of a documentary about a great historical footnote, John Romulus Brinkley, a rags-to-riches-and-back-again huckster who peddled an impotence cure involving goat testicles and became one of the most ubiquitous broadcasters in the early days of radio. Mixing droll animation, stock footage and a restrained number of talking head interviews, the director Penny Lane’s biography has all the whimsy of a tall tale, until a late change in tone surprises with genuine emotion. Nuts! is really a kick.
Brinkley, so his self-financed hagiography tells us, was rejected by top medical schools because he couldn’t afford shoes, but worked his way into a physician’s office (diploma in hand from the shady Kansas City Eclectic Medical University) in the sleepy town of Milford, Kansas. (Don’t look for Milford now, it was flooded to -read more -

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Comets can’t explain weird ‘alien megastructure’ star after all

Comets can't explain weird The weirdest star in the cosmos just got a lot weirder. And yes, it might be aliens.
Known as KIC 8462852, or Tabby’s star, it has been baffling astronomers for the past few months after a team of researchers noticed its light seemed to be dipping in brightness in bizarre ways. Proposed explanations ranged from a cloud of comets to orbiting “alien megastructures”.
Now an analysis of historical observations reveals the star has been gradually dimming for over a century, leaving everyone scratching their heads as to the cause.
The first signs of this space oddity came from NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope, which continually watched the star’s region of the sky between 2009 and 2013. Most planet-hosting stars show small, regular dips in light when their planets pass in front of them. But Tabby’s star dipped erratically throughout the four years, sometimes losing as much as 20 per cent of its brightness.

Space oddity

In September, a team led by Tabetha Boyajian of Yale University, who lends the star its informal name, tried to make sense of this unusual signal. Ultimately they determined that dust from a large cloud of comets was the best explanation.
A month later, the star made headlines across the globe thanks to a paper by Jason Wright of Pennsylvania State University and his colleagues, who suggested that “alien megastructures”, such as satellites designed to collect light from the star, could be responsible for the more -

Saturday, 9 January 2016

The Weird, But True, Evidence for 'Spooky Action' at Distance (Kavli Hangout)

What kind of universe do we live in? Dutch physicist Ronald Hanson has provided perhaps the best answer to date — and Albert Einstein wouldn't like it.
The question revolves around a phenomenon called quantum entanglement, which predicts that changing one particle instantaneously changes the other — even if they are on opposite sides of the galaxy, 100,000 light-read more -

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Weird Snowball Waves Seen in Lake

As you may have noticed, the entire world has been experiencing some bizarre weather, ranging from soaring temperatures in the Arctic and intense El NiƱo-driven downpours that have one river in Argentina cresting at 46 feet above normal. But if that’s not quite weird enough for you, here’s something even more bizarre phenomenon: a lake in Maine with waves of what appear to be snowballs. David Allen, a land art and sculpture artist with Stone Point Studio, spotted of the strange tides crashing into the shore of Lake Sebago in Maine and posted a video that has created a sensation on the Internet. NEWS: 10 Things We Learned About the Earth in 2015 On the studio’s Facebook page, Allen said that he shot the video from the town beach, on the northwest side of the lake. The area had experienced unseasonably warm weather, followed by a sudden cold snap and a snow and sleet storm, he wrote. Though there wasn’t any surface ice on the lake at the time, the waves were filled with snowballs.READ MORE AND SEE GALLERY-